One of CL Engel’s finest creations, the chalk-white neoclassical Lutheran cathedral presides over Senaatintori. Created to serve as a...
A group of small museums scattered around the city centre constitute this city museum: all have free entry and focus on an aspect of the...
The Helsinki City Museum is due to extend into nearby Sederholmin talo, Helsinki’s oldest central building (dating from 1757 and built...
As well as the kesäkino (summer cinema) in the courtyard of Café Engel, in the warmer months this independent theatre shows art-house...
Theme-y but good quality and light-hearted, this representation of a logger’s mess hall fits a lot of specialities from around Finland...
Sofiankatu & Aleksanterinkatu · interesting places nearby
From the market square walk up the cobbled Sofiankatu to Senaatintori, Helsinki's majestic central square. Surrounded by early 19th-century buildings, the square was modelled after St Petersburg's.
CL Engel's stately Tuomiokirkko, finished in 1852, is the Senate Square's most prominent feature and the steps are a favourite meeting place.